Bachelor in Business Administration: Acquisition & Contract Management

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Acquisition and Contract Management program is designed to provide you with knowledge of business and government procurement practices and regulations. Continue reading for more information regarding this Strayer University business major.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Strayer University's Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Acquisition and Contract Management program is designed to teach you skills in financial recording, fiscal management, cost breakdown, and profit analysis. You will have the chance to study specialized methods for government purchasing and acquisitions as well as examine Federal Acquisition Regulation guidelines. The curriculum is also designed to provide you with knowledge of strategic business practices, negotiation techniques, and funds securement methods. This major is available on campus and online.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have strong written and oral communication skills. In addition, you may have experience in a leadership position - either in school or in the workplace. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

If you enroll in this program, you will need to complete 180 credit hours - 27 core, 27 major, 27 concentration, 54 general studies, or 45 elective units. You will have the chance to work with an academic advisor to select an elective sequence that is specially tailored to your educational and career goals.

Business Administration, Acquisition and Contract Management Course Requirements

Area 1Core Component
ACC 100 Accounting I
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
BUS 107 Fundamentals of E-Business
CIS 105 Introduction to Information Systems
ENG 115 English Composition
MAT 105 Introduction to College Mathematics

Area 2Major Component
BUS 302 Principles of Management
BUS 309 Business Ethics
ECO 100 Principles of Economics
FIN 100 Principles of Finance
LEG 100 Business Law I
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing

Area 3Concentration Component
BUS 315 Cost and Price Analysis
BUS 319Principles of Federal Acquisition and Contract Management
BUS 330 Contract Administration and Management
BUS 340

BUS 375
Contract and Purchasing Negotiation Techniques
Project Management
BUS 499 Business Administration Capstone
LEG 440 Procurement and Contract Law

Area 4General Studies Component
ENG 215 Research and Writing
ENG 240 Communication for Business and the Professions
HUM 100 Introduction to Art, Music, and Literature
HUM 101 The Origins of Western Culture
HUM 200 Logic
HUM 400 Religion and Philosophy
MAT 300 Statistics
POL 300

ECO 405
Contemporary International Problems
Economic Problems and Issues
PSY 100

PSY 105
The Individual and Society
Introduction to Psychology
SCI 110

SCI 115
Introduction to Physical Science
Introduction to Biology
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology
SOC 300 Sociology of Developing Countries

Area 5Elective Component

Selected in consultation with an academic advisor

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After you've completed this program, you could go on to pursue employment with local, state, or national government agencies. In addition to this, you could be able to find employment with private businesses, offices, retail corporations, manufacturing companies, hotels, or restaurants. Responsibilities that you could undertake might include contract preparation, quality control, or budget analysis.

With a bachelor's degree, you could be able to work as a:

  • Buyer
  • Business proposal writer
  • Contracts negotiator

Advanced Degrees

Upon completion of this undergraduate program, you could go on to enroll in a master's degree program, which could provide you with advanced knowledge of purchasing strategies or general business practices. It could also help you develop solid leadership abilities. What's more, earning a higher-level degree could qualify you to take on additional workplace duties or widen your career options.

Strayer University offers the following related master's degree programs:

  • Master of Business Administration in Acquisition
  • Master of Business Administration in Public Administration
  • Master of Business Administration in International Business